2018 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Landscape Architecture Award for Play Spaces

Mukanthi Nature Playspace by Peter Semple Landscape Architects (PSLA) and Climbing Tree Creations in collaboration with Indigenous artist Allan Sumner

Jury citation:

The project transforms an underused park into a significant community facility that encourages physical activity, exploration and adventure while fostering valuable connections to nature. Extensive and innovative community and stakeholder consultation, along with benchmarking against global precedents and a strategic approach to locating play destinations within the site were integral to the design process. By collaborating with Kaurna elders and an Indigenous artist the design genuinely engages with Indigenous narratives and encourages a greater understanding and respect for Indigenous culture. A strong economic sustainability approach has helped to diversify playspace construction techniques in the state.

Location: Woodforde (SA)

Aboriginal Nation: Kaurna

Source

Award

Published online: 2 Nov 2018
Words: LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk
Images: Peter Semple

Issue

Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2018

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